Dung beetle program
In the late 1950s George Bornemissza, suggested that foreign dung beetles could usefully be imported into Australia and led the subsequent research program at the Division of Entomology in Canberra.
CSIRAC – Australia’s first computer
CSIRAC was constructed by the Division of Radiophysics to the designs of Trevor Pearcey and Maston Beard.
Mary Ann Augustin
Mary Ann Augustin has had several science leadership and multi-disciplinary project leader roles at CSIRO. Her main area of research is in protein structure and immunoparasitology.
Richard Norman (Dick) Manchester
Dr Manchester, an Honorary Fellow with CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, is a world-leading authority on pulsars. During his career Dick Manchester has led teams that have discovered more than 1700 pulsars, about sixty per cent of all pulsars now known.